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 Post subject: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:18 pm 
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I recently cleaned my boot liners that had a couple seasons on them as they were getting pretty funky smelling.

I made a tub of warm water and bleach (not toooo much) and soaked the liners for about 1/2 hour. After thorough rinsing and drying I can't believe how good they smell now! Like a bouquet of fresh flowers......well maybe not that nice but you get the point. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:06 pm 
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I gotta do this - after 100+ days my malamutes are so bad I have to put them in the roof box on the way up :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:18 pm 
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fwiw, I've heard that freezing your boot liners in your deepfreeze works...but that could be just a rumour.
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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:30 pm 
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anyone ever try just throwing them in the washing machine? I'm tempted to try this.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:35 am 
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fwiw, I've heard that freezing your boot liners in your deepfreeze works...but that could be just a rumour.
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Not just a rumor!!! IT WOOOOOORKS!!! My rock climbing shoes were getting so bad, I was almost going to chuck them. Then this old climber chick named Petie told me to freeze them, and that's it!! Did it with my boot liners too, and WALLA!! Sniff sniff goodness :bananas:

I've heard that the ranky stank comes from foot fungus, not bacteria. This fungus can be assasinated by deep freezing. Just make sure you don't set your nasty feet on your roommate's deer steak.... That's a freezer no no...

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 9:09 am 
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try using Mirazyme. It's a concentrate that you mix into a bucket of h2o. Dip, soak, let dry. I'd go in order of stinkiness.. goggles first, then helmet liner, then gloves and finally boot liners.

kills all the nasties that make the stink.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:09 am 
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never tried it on boot liners, and never EVER had my goggles stink up, but I do use mirazyme religiously on my base layers which get pretty stank-booty. It solved the problem of washing polypro (or any synthetic) and still having the stank on em when they come out of the dryer.

I like the freezer idea though..no need to use detergents or bleach (which..if used too often or too much WILL absolutely breakdown your synthetic materials) and kill all the funk....I've got a "deep freeze" in the garage so finding a clear spot to put em and getting em out before the wifey sees them is totally doable.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:15 pm 
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gogs don't get stinky, but the foam gets filthy with oils and sweat, can breed bacteria.

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 11:44 am 
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Gonna have to try the mirazyme stuff. I've tried the freezer before and it didn't do it for my liners. It helped, but the stank came back pretty quick.


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 12:46 pm 
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Dude Jimw....no mention of Lysol? Storn had the best line..."yeah...but you know what spraying lysol does to you boots?" (pause while everyone in Tex's truck imagined the worst) "makes 'em not stink!"

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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 3:13 pm 
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I used to use Lysol, but now I use this stuff called Bac-Out. It's all-natural and seems less "chemical-y" than Lysol, and it works well. I just spray my liners (and my base layers and all the other stanky stuff) after riding, and try to let it air dry some if possible. That has been working pretty well to prevent the stank from building up in the first place. The freezer/mirazyme/etc solutions may be necessary once the stank has taken hold, like if you leave your wet boot liners in a confined space to fester for a day or two...


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 Post subject: Re: Cleaning your liners
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 3:01 am 
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I try to rotate boots. Been riding these days without socks, so I have a 'funky' pair and one less funky pair.

I live with the smell, I do try to dry them out as much as possible after riding, of course, but there have been more than a few days of putting on boots that are still mostly wet. Oh well.


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